Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace

Rose Dove Dalton and Albert Lee Dalton Homeplace
This house and property belonged to John Ward, Jr At his death he willed the property to his nephew William Ward

Friday, February 17, 2012

More Brumfield Information

Children of Vincent and Millie Brumfield

William Henry Brumfield     Age:  4
Thomas A. Brumfield          Age:  3
Isaiah Jake Brumfield          Age:  2
Herbert Brumfield               Age:  2 months
The above children were born in Ohio.
I found them in the 1860 census.

In the 1870 census we find William Henry, Thomas A, Isaiah Jake, but there is no mention of Herbert.
The next child in the 1870 census is:
John Foreman Brumfield     Age:  8
Robert:                               Age:  6
James G                             Age:  4
Samuel H.                          Age:  3

One of the family stories that I have heard is that John Foreman was born in a covered wagon on their way back to Virginia.  So if he is 8 in the 1870 census, then they must have returned around 1862.

In the 1880 census, William Henry, Thomas A and Isaiah are no longer living in the household.  At this time I do not know whether they have died or moved.  I hope to know more later.
The following children are added in this census.
Virginia Frances                Age:  9
Sarah Alice                       Age:  8
Martha E                          Age:  6
Manta                               Age: 2

Now I don't know about the name Manta, but that is what it looks like in the census and that is how they spelled it also.  Manta is a son.

There is no 1890 census so for 20 years there is no record.  In the 1900 census all the above children are no longer  in the household with Vincent and Millie and there is a  George Walton age 21.  Also Millie states in the census that she has had fourteen children, but only nine survived.  I found names for thirteen children, but that twenty year gap could have had one more at some time.
So to recap here are the following children I have found in the 1860,1870,1880 and 1900 census.
William Henry
Thomas A
Isaiah Jake
John Foreman
James G
Samuel H
Virginia Francis
Sarah A
Martha E
George Walton

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brumfield Information Children of John Foreman and Eliza Dalton

Children of John Foreman Brumfield and Eliza Dalton

David McDowell Brumfield born February 19, 1885  Died September 27, 1945
His grave marker is on my site the Brumfield Grave Matters.  He was married to Mary Dalton.

 James Morgan  Brumfield born September 16, 1889 Died January 4, 1963.  He was married to Cecil Dove.  She was the daughter of George Dove and Lelia Forlines Dove.  Lelia Forlines Dove was George Dove’s second wife.  His first wife was Cornelia Ward.  One of George and Cornelia’s children was Rose Dove.   She married Albert Lee Dalton.  Rose and Albert had a son Ira Lee.   Ira Lee married James Morgan Brumfield’s sister Velma. In the 1900 census  Henry Ward, Daniel Dalton and Jarratt Dalton family were neighbors of John Brumfield.

Annie Mildred Brumfield born November 6,1892 Died April 17, 1960.  Her grave marker is on the Brumfield Grave Matters site.   She was married to Robert Ward.  He was one of the son’s of Henry Ward and Susie Adams Ward.  Henry Ward was the son of Elizabeth Adams Ward and the brother to the above Cornelia Ward.  In the 1900 census the Henry Ward family are neighbors to the John Brumfield family.  Annie Mildred was named for both of her grandmothers.  Mildred Bobbitt Brumfield, John Foreman’s Brumfield’s mother and  Anne Dalton, Eliza Dalton’s mother.

Carrie Brumfield born June or January, 1895.  In the 1900 census she is five years old and the census was taken on June 16, 1900.  The census says that her birthday was June or January, 1895.  I could not decipher  the month except to say that it was June or January.  She died on October 11, 1964.  She married Opie Pillow.  They lived in Roanoke, Virginia.   They were married for forty nine years. I do not remember Carrie, but I do remember Uncle Opie.  He was always nice and friendly.  He would do this little trick where he kicked his back side with his foot.

Lundy  Brumfield born May, 1888 according to the 1900 census.  He died on May 3, 1960.  He was married to Janie Worley.  They lived in several places, but mainly in Richmond, Virginia.

Albert Clyde Brumfield born September 29,1900.  Died March 24, 1966.  I do not have a picture of his grave site, but he is buried at Weatherford Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Sycamore, Virginia.  His grave is also mentioned in Find a grave.  He was married to Ruth Vassar.

Dewey Winchester Brumfield born March 30, 1903 Died April 1, 1961.  His grave site is at the Weatherford Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.  You can find this gravesite at  He was married to Roberta Worley.

Ollie R. (Doc) Brumfield born July 3, 1905 and died March 29, 1979.  You can find his grave site at Brumfield Genealogy Astounding Past Brumfield Grave Matters.  He was married to Ruby Dalton.   They were married for fifty three years.

Oscar Brumfield born possibly 1908.  According to 1910 census he was 2 years old at the time.  He died on January 19, 1964.  He was married to Ethel Dalton.  She was the daughter of Albert Lee Dalton and Rose Dove.  Her brother Ira Dalton married Velma Brumfield, Oscar’s sister.

Odell Brumfield  born February 22, 1911 Died November 19, 1984.  He married Adell Dove.  They were married for forty nine years.  She was the daughter of Charles Dove.  Charles Dove was the brother of Rose Dove.

Velma Olvis Brumfield born August 6, 1913.  Died November 3, 2001.  She was married to Ira Lee Dalton for 69 years.  She was a wonderful wife and mother.  

So these are all of the children of John Foreman Brumfield and Eliza C. Dalton.  According to the 1900 census, they had six children, but one of them did not survive.  All total they had eleven children to survive out of twelve.   As before, if anyone has any corrections or additions, please let me know.   

All of my information comes from the following sources:
Atha Bailey
Judy Dalton 
Billy Wayne Brumfield
My research at grave sites.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Brumfield Marriage Licenses

Brumfield Marriage License Information
Vincent and Milly Brumfield
To the Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania County in the State of Virginia
I hereby certify that the following is a correct statement of a marriage solemnized by me in the county afore. 
Date of Marriage 25 day of January, 1855
Place of Marriage  Thomas Bobbett Pittsylvania
Names of Parties married Vincent Harris or Hans( actually not readable)  Brumfield , Millie Bobbett.
Age of Husband 21 years Age of Wife 21 years.  They were both single.  Both born in Pittsylvania County.
He was the son of Isaac and Leticia Brumfield.
She was the daughter of Thomas and Mildred Bobbett.
He is a farmer and both reside in Pittsylvania.
Given under my hand as a minister legally authorized to solemnize marriages.  This lst day of February, 1855.  Samuel F. Shelton

John and Eliza Brumfield
Marriage License
Virginia Pittsylvania County, to Wit
You are hereby authorized to join in the Holy State of Marriage according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church or denomination and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia John Brumfield and Eliza Dalton.
Given under my hand a Clerk of the County Court of Pittsylvania, this the 15th day of October, 1883.
Certificate to Obtain a Marriage License
Time of Marriage:  1883  October 18th
Place of Marriage:
Full Names of Parties Married:  John Brumfield and Eliza Dalton
Color:  White
Age of Husband:  22 years old
Age of Wife:  14
Condition of Husband widowed or single:  single
Condition of wife widowed or single:  single
Place of Husband’s birth:  Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Place of Wife’s birth:  Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Place of Husband’s Residence:  Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Place of Wife’s Residence:  Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Name of Husband’s Parents:  Vincent and Milly Brumfield
Name of Wife’s Parents:  Winchester and Annie Dalton
Occupation of Husband:  Farmer
Given under my hand this 15th day of October, 1885.  W. B. Shepherd, Clerk

Ira and Velma Brumfield Dalton
Marriage License
Virginia Campbell County, to Wit
You are hereby authorized to join in the Holy State of Marriage according to the rites and ceremonies of your Church or denomination and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia Ira L. Dalton and Velma O. Brumfield
Given under my hand a Clerk of the County Court of Campbell.
Certificate to Obtain a Marriage License
Time of Marriage:  August 31, 1929
Place of Marriage:  Rustburt, Va
Full Names of Parties Married:  Ira L Dalton and Velma O. Brumfield
Color:  White
Age of Husband:  23    single
Age of Wife:  16  single
Husband’s place of Birth:  Pittsylvania County  Mailing Address:  Altavista, Virginia
Wife’s place of Birth:  Pittsylvania County  Mailing Address:  Altavista, Virginia
Names of Parents:  Husband:  Albert L. Dalton and Rosa L. Dove
                                   Wife:  John Brumfield and Eliza Dalton
Occupation of Husband:  Public Work
Given under my hand this 31st day of August 1929.  C. W. Woodson, Clerk
I Cecil L. Boggs, a minister of the M.E. South Church a religious order of that name, do certify that on the 31st day of August, 1929 at Rustburg, Virginia, under authority of the above license, I joined together in the Holy State of Matrimony the persons named and described therein.  I qualified and gave bond according to law authorizing me to celebrate the rights of marriage in the County of Campbell, State of Virginia.  Cecil L. Boggs.

Monday, February 13, 2012

More Brumfield Information

More Brumfield Information
Last week my Aunt Judy sent me Brumfield information that she had collected.  It’s a lot of good stuff.  I now have my mother’s marriage license, Ira Dalton and Velma Brumfield Dalton’s license,  John Foreman Brumfield and Eliza Dalton Brumfields license and Vincent Henry Brumfield  and Matilda Bobbitt Brumfield’s statement from the minister that was also recorded in Pittsylvania County.  Counting me that makes five generations of proof, but that is still not good enough to get me to the Revolution.  I have two more to get me to that  which is Isaac Brumfield and his wife and William Brumfield and his wife.  Can I do it?  I sure hope so.
Now back to Aunt Judy’s information.  She sent me John Foreman Brumfield’s marriage license and she also sent me his death notice which was in the paper.  Now if you will notice, I posted Vincent and Millie’s gravestone   in Brumfield Grave Matters on February 9, 2012.   They both have the same birth year which is probably wrong, but we will examine that further on, but the date of death is March 30th for Millie and March 31st for Vincent.  For years I have heard the story about Millie dying and then Vincent dropping dead while he shaved himself for the funeral on the next day.    Below is what was reported in the Times Dispatch on April 3, 1905.
Chatham, Va.,   April 3, 1905 Obituary
Vincent Brumfield of Brights, this county, died suddenly Saturday night from heart disease.  He retired for the night. In a short while his daughter was aroused by his peculiar breathing and going to his bed found him in a dying condition, death resulting in a few minutes.  Mr. Brumfield was a farmer and seventy-three years old.  On Friday, his wife, who was of the same age, died of pneumonia.  Six sons and two daughters survive them.
Now let’s examine this obituary.  First of all the tombstones  are inscribed with the following:  V.H. Brumfield born 1836 died March 31, 1894.  Millie Brumfield born 1836 died March 30, 1894.  If these dates are correct then why did they put the obituary in the Times Dispatch eleven  years later.  I looked at the calendar for 1905 and March 31st falls on a Friday and April 1st is a Saturday.  I also looked at the calendar for 1894 and Friday is the 30th of March and Saturday is the 31st.   Now I have a statement  from the Minister Samuel L. Shelton stating the he solemnized a wedding between Vincent and Millie Bobbitt in 1855 and that they were both 21 years old.  That would make their birthdate 1834.  Well, the tombstones were not far off or they could have lied about their age.   The obituary states that they were 73 years old at the date of their death.    I have also gone back to look at the census.  I didn’t look for a 1900 census because I thought they had already been dead for six years, but I went back and found a 1900 census report for Vincent H. Brumfield age 66 born January, 1834 living with his wife Mildred 65 years old born November 1834 in the Pigg River District, Pittsylvania County, Virginia.  They had been married 45 years.  They had had fourteen children and nine of them were still surviving in 1900.  They also had a son George W living with them.  He was 21 years old and he was born June, 1878.  I also went back and checked other census years.  In 1850 Vincent’s birth year would have been 1834; in 1860 it would have been 1837; in 1870 it would be 1834 and in 1880 it would have been 1835.
I believe that I can say with certainty that Vincent and Mildred were probably born sometime between 1832 and 1834.  His birth month in January and hers in November.  They married in 1855 and both of them died within a day of each other in 1905.  I was wrong about their birth years not being the same year.  It looks like they may have been separated in age only by ten months, but the same year.   I still am baffled about why they put 1894 on the tombstone.  

Friday, February 10, 2012

More Census Records

Isaac Brumfield Census Records in Pittsylvania County, Virginia

1820 Census Pittsylvania County
Head of Household   Isaac Brumfield
Males under the age of 10: one
Males 16-25:      one
Females 16-25:   one
Number of people living in household:  three
Number of the above three people engaged in Agriculture  - one

1830 Census Pittsylvania County
Head of Household  Isaac Brumfield
Males from 10-14:  one
Males from 30-39: one
Females under  5:  two
Females 5 to 9: one
Females 20 to 29: one
Number of people living in household:  six

1840 Census Pittsylvania County
Head of Household  Isaac Brumfield
Male under the age of 5:  one
Male 5 to 9:  one
Male 15-19:one
Male 20-29: one
Male 40-49:one
Female 5-9: one
Female 10-14: two
Female 30to39: one
One male slave from 24-35: one
Number of people in the household:  ten
Number of people employed in agriculture: three

1850 Pittsylvania County Census
Head of Household  Letty Brumfield  45
Martha    20
Polly   18
Vincent  16
Thomas  14
Susan  8

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Brumfield Grave Matters

As I find pictures of the Brumfield grave sites I will be posting them right here.  This should help someone trying to prove the descendants for revolutionary, confederacy and union.

These two grave sites are located at Weatherford Primitive Baptist Church in Gretna, Va.
Millie Brumfield  Born 1836  Died March 30, 1894 and V. H. Brumfield Born 1836 and Died March 31, 1894.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Brumfield Census

Brumfield Census  for 1870  Pittsylvania County, Virginia Subdivision North of Dan River
August 30, 1870

Vincent Brumfield     36    Farmer
Mildred      37
William H.  14
Thomas A   12
Isaah   10
John  8
Robbert  6
James  4
Samuel H. 3

The census taker recorded that everyone was born in Virginia.  I don't believe this to be correct.  I think that William, Thomas and Isaah were born in Ohio and John was born on the return trip to Virginia.  Something must have happened to Hubert as he was only two months old in 1860 and there is no mention of him in the 1870 census.

In 1870 they were living only a short distance from Jarratt Dalton.  Jarrat Dalton was the grandfather of Velma Brumfield's husband Ira. 

Brumfield Census 1880 Pittsylvania County, Virginia Pigg River District

Vincent H. Brumfield  45
Mildred  45
John  20
Robert V  18
James G  15
Samuel H  13
Jennie F   9
Sarah A  8
Martha E  6
Manta  2

There is no 1890 census.  By the census we find that John Foreman Brumfield was the son of Vincent H. Brumfield and Mildred Brumfield.  According to family lore he was born in a covered wagon on the return trip to Virginia.  He married Eliza Dalton and they had eleven children.  John Foreman Brumfield did not serve in the military.

Some Rememberances by Billy Brumfield

Billy Brumfield was the son of Ollie R. Brumfield and his wife Ruby Dalton Brumfield.  Over ten years ago he wrote down some memories and stories about the Brumfield family which he shared with family members.

Remembrances by Billy Brumfield

Irene Brumfield Lumpkins, who was the first granddaughter  of Grandpa John, talked fondly of her relationship with him.  He called her "Cotton Top"  because of her blond hair.  She told me about Grandpa geting up very early some mornings and coming to their place and she would build a fire in the wood cookstove, fix breakfast and she and Grandpa would sit there and have breakfast long before any of the others were up.
Irene told Bobby about an incident that took place when she was the only child of Uncle Morgan.  She was about two years old and someone put her on the one-horse wagon.  Something scared the mule and he ran away with Irene still on board.  Luckily a closed gate stopped the run-away mule and she was not hurt.  Grandpa later told her that as the run-away wagon bounced her up and down she was laughing and having a big time, never realizing the danger of the situation.
Irene Lumpkins had known "Annie Dalton" the mother of Eliza Brumfied.  She remembered her sitting over in the corner, wearing a black dress and smoking a little old pipe.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Brumfield census

1850 Census Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Letty Brumfield  45
Martha    20
Polly   18
Vincent  16
Thomas  14
Susan  8

Vincent Brumfield 1860 Census  Green Township  County of Clinton, Ohio

Vincent Bromfield  head of household  23 farm laborer
Millie  26  Keeping house
William 4  Born in Ohio
Thomas  3 Born in Ohio
Isaah 2  Born in Ohio
Hubert 2 months Born in Ohio

Few small facts.  Clinton County was formed from Highland County and Warren County on February 19,1810.  It was named after George Clinton former Governor of New York and Vice President of the United States.  The Courthouse for Clinton is in Wilmington, Ohio.  Ohio did not become a state until February 19,1803.